Anyone here move from LoadRunner to Rational? ...
I'm a longtime LR user and considering a switch to Rational Performance Tester.
How did you find the two tools in comparison?
Have you done any Citrix testing with it? How did you find that to work? Well, Troublesome?
Thanks very much in advance,
Have you ever worked on JMeter, RPT has the properties of JMeter.
I felt is easy when compared to LR.
I use both LR and RPT on regular basis on my work. Both are quite different tools. LR is more advance and has support for lot more protocols.
RPT is catching up and currently support handful of protocols. But if you are familiar in java coding , it is lot more fun to work on RPT as you can enhance/extend the scripts to however you like it.
Personally I like both the tools and I work for company who owns RPT - so I use it more often than LR.
I am on a project where we need to use RPT on Citrix based application... this is the first time I am doing this on RPT. I have lots of exp on citrix using LR.
I will update on how it goes.
LoadRunner is more mature than RPT regarding protocol support, system monitoring capabilities, features, and stability. Nonetheless, you can still do the same things in RPT as were done in LoadRunner. The same principles apply regarding automation; i.e. parameterization and corrleation. However, RPT's scripting implementation is not as flexible and it does not have the concept of a "transaction" that provides both responsiveness and reliability of the application service being measured. RPT "hides" a lot of the correlation from the end-user and buries the implementation in the recesses of the script. If using RPT for browser-based applications, it does not have the same support that LoadRunner has regarding the ability to automatically download resources, rather RPT hard codes them into the script. RPT does have a powerful data correlation rules engine that I suggest leveraging for correlation. RPT's scheduler is awesome and clearly illustrates the workload model being implemented.